Mitsu no tomoe [Santo no tomoe] (Friends of the Three Capitals)

三都の友絵

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850), Artist Takashima Chiharu (Japanese, 1777–1859), Author of postface Kyôkadô Shimandô


Catalogue Raisonné

Hokusai kenkyû 53 (2014)

Dimensions

25.3 x 17.6 cm (ôrihon)

Accession Number

1997.567

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Artist signatures: Hokkei ga; Hokkei yusai

Markings

Artist seals: Chiharu, Aoigaoka

Provenance

Between about 1897 and 1907, probably acquired in Japan by Charles J. Morse (b. 1852 - d. 1911), Evanston, IL; by descent to his son, Jared Kirtland Morse (b. 1886 - d. 1949) and his wife, Caroline Roberts Morse (b. 1907 - d. 1982), Cromwell, CT; gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse